Elim Village. This is one of the views I get depending on which parking spot I choose as I arrive for work. Mostly, this is a Dutch community, beautifully designed and constructed, and welcomes the Senior population.
Over the past eleven years I have worked for various families on a part time basis to fill a need as companion care for a mother or father – doing whatever the family wanted or needed…meal prep, shopping, conversation, reading, meals out in restaurant and to be a friend.
It is with gratefulness I say good-bye to this part of my life journey at Elim Village. I take with me some great stories of lives well lived, met families who trusted me with the care of their parents – even if just for an hour a couple times during a week and I will miss these connections.
I will stay connected with Elim Village because I will continue to meet with the writers group there – another blessing in my life. It is there and through story, I have learned the life travels of immigrants, war, friendship, loyalty, love, hurts and pain, struggles, joy, determination…the list is long.
I’m on to the next adventure of my aging self…perhaps more education, seek other employment, write more, definitely play more Pickleball, and maybe I’ll even get my paints out again to finish a picture I started more than a year ago.